I've been growing carnivorous plants since 1983 so I suppose I do know a little bit about growing them but not everything. I know what works in my conditions but that doesn't suit everyone else's. I opened this new forum as I have been posting for years on the Florida CP site and the only other one posting of late was also from the UK. In the absence of any Administration there it was impossible to register new members. I hope members will look at the header and keep it friendly and have fun
Hi Fred and indeed future friends. Nice to see a new forum that can perhaps fill a gap. I too have been growing CPs (generally outside sarracenia) since the early eighties and have learned a considerable amount in that time, both from the mistakes I have made and a great deal more from helpful people. I have no qualifications in this field, but do have some experience which I am more than happy to share with anyone who wants it. Cheers Steve
Hi Fred , first off congratulations on creating a new forum , I have only been growing cp's for about 6 years and it hasn't been easy , lets say I am not "a natural" , but have become fairly obsessed , with help and information found on other forums I have grown a few that have done pretty well. I hope others get involved and you get a friendly and informative community going, cheers Chris
I have been growing since 1990 and now run the seed bank for the Carnivorous Plant Society. I'm also the Enquiries officer. I hope this forum is a success, most others seem to be dieing lately, so it would be great to turn that around, get people away from Facebook and back into posting on forums, where the information is easier to access and so it is easier for the young beginners (and old) to find the guidance they need.
Well I got round to joining Fred. Tardy as usual ?
For anyone who doesn't know me my names Sam and I've been growing CPs in some form for around 8 years now (I tried working this out with Ada the other day and failed) I move around a lot so my collection has varied over the years.
dvg: Gonna have to get my empty five-gallon pails out and fill em full-o-snow
Jan 8, 2020 18:45:35 GMT
dvg: Let it snow, Let It Snow, LET IT SNOW!!!
Jan 8, 2020 18:46:21 GMT
stevebooth: You buried yet Doug
Jan 9, 2020 15:57:32 GMT
dvg: It wasn't too bad Steve, more snow is still expected in our forecast, but nothing too out of the ordinary for here
Jan 9, 2020 16:34:34 GMT
dvg: Did manage to pack down seven pails full of fluffy fresh snow, but despite trying to compact the snow as much as possible and even doming each pail's surface with an extra scoop on top, once melted, the pails were far from being full
Jan 9, 2020 16:40:10 GMT
dvg: When one collects a bucket of water, he has himself a bucket of water, while a bucket of melted snow only yeilds a third of a bucket of water, at best
Jan 9, 2020 16:42:01 GMT
dvg: But that said, there is still no shortage of snow drifts here now in which to harvest fresh snow from
Jan 9, 2020 16:44:01 GMT
dvg: According to your forecast, it looks like after a sunny weekend, you'll all be seeing some good rain
Jan 9, 2020 17:05:27 GMT
dvg: But at least you'll be collecting full buckets of aqua, unlike my mere pennies on the pound
Jan 9, 2020 17:06:45 GMT
stevebooth: Water temperature 9c in the pond which has a high mass, carp that should be torpid are feeding, scavenging the high protein food for the sturgeons.
Jan 12, 2020 16:33:21 GMT
dvg: Brrrr! It's -37°c outside right now here.
Jan 14, 2020 17:19:12 GMT
dvg: Supposed to warm up to a high of -32°c later this afternoon...that should take the edge off
Jan 14, 2020 17:20:24 GMT
corky: Don't know how you cope with those temperatures, far too cold pour moi
Jan 14, 2020 22:04:17 GMT
dvg: We get by with patience and lots of layers of clothing
Jan 15, 2020 20:02:51 GMT
dvg: It was -37°c again this morning here, but the temps are supposed to turn around by next week
Jan 15, 2020 20:04:49 GMT
stevebooth: We’re expecting minus 1c Saturday night into Sunday, I will definitely need a coat
Jan 16, 2020 8:13:27 GMT